Abortion remains one of the nation's most contentious policy issues, and Americans' views on the subject are essentially fixed -- changing little over past decades. Gallup Senior Editor Lydia Saad explores the intricacies of Americans' views on legal restrictions on abortion, how the trimester timeline changes views on abortion, and how opinions on the subject vary by demographic group. Later, what percentage of Americans say they would like to be rich? And how has this figure changed over Gallup's 28-year trend?
Gallup will release its 2018 update about Americans' views on abortion in a six-article series, starting Monday.
Americans continue to be divided in their opinions on abortion, with equal percentages describing themselves as "pro-choice" and "pro-life."
A majority of Americans in 1962 backed a U.S. woman's decision to have an abortion in Sweden after she took a drug known to cause birth defects.
Black Americans have become more liberal on abortion rights, but they remain less so than is the case among Democrats overall.
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